In December 2014, the seventh annual United Nations Human Rights Commission Forum on Minority Rights in Geneva heard a submission on farm murders in South Africa by AfriForum and the Freedom Front Plus.
The theme for the Commission’s sitting that year was ‘Preventing and addressing violence and atrocities targeted against minorities’.
The sad truth is that current statistics would suggest that scant regard has been paid to this theme, since even now, 3 years later in 2017, Farm Murders continue unabated in our country. This is despite the fact that the forum back in 2014 was attended by more than 500 international delegates and most of the world’s leading media houses.
Farm Murders are a serious indictment against our society.
Every time a Farmer is murdered in South Africa, another white cross is added to this monument outside Polokwane in Limpopo, South Africa.
Something drastic has to be done to make a meaningful impact of positive change.
So What can we do to make a change? To start with, we have to stop HATE SPEECH in its tracks. Then, respecting the victims and survivors of these atrocities, we need to bring the ugly truth, graphically, into the forefront of the news. We cannot hide the ugly truth, it MUST be brought to the surface. We need to name and shame perpetrators whenever they are brought to book, wherever this is possible.
We need to galvanize society into taking an active stance against violence, in any of its forms, and to educate the people into better understanding the role of farmers and relationships in our country.
We can no longer tolerate a “news blackout” about farm murders. Please go to our DONATIONS page and download the YouTube video here: https://youtu.be/gEsbLhHJ_wk
Thank you for caring!
Graham Abrahams: CEO